The Status Of HEP After ICHEP
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    Kudos To "The Independent" Newspaper For Debunking Nibiru "Blood Moon" Hoax
    Just another short post on Nibiru following on from my recent petition calling for responsible mainstream journalist reporting on "doomsday stories". It's featuring in many mainstream news sites again. Thank goodness one paper, the Independent, has run a straight hoax debunking story on it. "‘Blood ...
    By Robert Walker
    Anomaly!: Book News And A Clip
    The book "Anomaly! Collider Physics and the Quest for New Phenomena at Fermilab" is going to press as we speak, and its distribution in bookstores is foreseen for the beginning of November. In the meantime, I am getting ready to present it in several laboratories and institutes. I am posting here ...
    By Tommaso Dorigo
    Post-Doctoral Positions In Experimental Physics For Foreigners
    The Italian National Institute for Nuclear Physics offers 20 post-doctoral positions in experimental physics to foreigners with a PhD obtained no earlier than November 2008. So if have a PhD (in Physics, but I guess other disciplines are also valid as long as your cv conforms), you like Italy ...
    By Tommaso Dorigo
    The Daily Physics Problem - 13, 14
    While I do not believe that this series of posts can be really useful to my younger colleagues, who will in a month have to participate in a tough selection for INFN researchers in Rome, I think there is some value in continuing what I have started last month. After all, as physicists we are ...
    By Tommaso Dorigo
    Sudden Death In Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy - The Exercise Didn't Do It
    Sudden death in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is sometimes associated with exercise,  but that may be just medical reductionism looking for any answer. Instead, a number of factors could have been involved, since nearly 80% of patients in the study had no symptoms and ...
    By News Staff
    USDA Microbiologist Warns Bacteria In Vaping Products May Be A Health Concern
    You recently saw how a build-up of microbes in bagpipes recently doomed a Scottish man. That could apply to all wind instruments, and a U.S. Food and Drug Administration microbiologist warns that several species of bacteria found in smokeless tobacco products have been associated with opportunistic ...
    By News Staff
    Breast Milk Sugar May Protect Babies Against Group B Streptococcus
    A type of sugar found naturally in some women's breast milk may protect new born babies from infection with a potentially life threatening bacterium called Group B streptococcus. These bacteria are a common cause of meningitis in new borns and the leading cause of infection in the first three months ...
    By News Staff
    Your Coffee Habits May Be Written In Your DNA
    Researchers have identified a DNA variation in a gene called PDSS2 that appears to curb coffee consumption. The authors suggest that the gene reduces the ability of cells to breakdown caffeine, causing it to stay in the body for longer. This means that a person would not need to consume as much ...
    By News Staff
    It's Not The Nicotine: US Teens More Likely To Vape For Flavorings
    Are e-cigarettes harmful? It's probably the wrong question. Caffeine is quite toxic but the Centers for Disease Control doesn't promote concern about Red Bull energy drinks. What is known to be harmful, the weight of evidence is indisputable, are cigarettes. With 200 toxic chemicals being inhaled ...
    By News Staff
    Control Cancer By Making The Tumor Cell Environment Hostile
    While preventing cancer is impossible, what will be possible soon is making cancer far more manageable, like diabetes, and treatment far less debilitating. A new drug delivery system called a "metronomic dosage regimen," uses significantly lower doses of chemotherapeutic drugs but at more frequent ...
    By News Staff
    Link Between Drug Industry And Cancer Care Guidelines
    During the 2016, after 8 years of politicians refusing to work together, it may surprise you to learn that other groups do consult experts outside their own circles. It won't surprise you to learn a group of academics think that's a bad thing, and that cancer care guidelines should never meet with ...
    By News Staff
    On Sexuality, You Weren't Born That Way, Says Paper
    A new paper by Lawrence S. Mayer, M.B., M.S., Ph.D. and Paul R. McHugh, M.D., both of Johns Hopkins University, uses more than 200 peer-reviewed studies across a variety of scientific fields including epidemiology, genetics, endocrinology, psychiatry, neuroscience, embryology, and pediatrics to ...
    By News Staff
    Free Market Validation: Men With Hair Transplants Are Seen As Younger, More Attractive
    Does how much hair a man has matter in how he is perceived? A gigantic cosmetic surgery industry say it's true. What we unclear was how much was objectively true versus how much it was just a confidence-builder. If a man was self-conscious about being bald, he may seem more insecure. With hair ...
    By News Staff
    Are Hurricanes Worse Than Decades Ago? Gender And Politics Impact What People Believe
    In the last decade, hurricanes have been essentially inconsequential. Sandy was so mild by the time it hit New York City that Manhattan media had to invent the term "Super Storm" to talk about it, because tropical storm sounded too nice.Yet they may be worse than decades ago, on average. Objective ...
    By News Staff
    Gender Determines Views On Division Of Chores
    Wealthy elites try to portray traditional values as something held by poor people, but a new sociology paper contends it is based on gender, not wealth or education. And that's why women are more likely to shoulder the bulk of housekeeping and childhood duties.This even holds for gay couples, where ...
    By News Staff
    ACA Coverage Hikes Prescription Drug Use - But It's Cheaper
    People who gained health coverage following the implementation of the federal Affordable Care Act's coverage expansion sharply increased their use of prescription drugs, while their out-of-pocket spending for medications dropped significantly, according to a new RAND Corporation study. Studying ...
    By News Staff
    A Great Blitz Game
    As an old time chessplayer who's stopped competing in tournaments, I often entertain myself with the odd blitz game in some internet chess server. And more often than not, I play rather crappy chess. So nothing to report there... However fluctuations do occur.I just played a combinative-style game ...
    By Tommaso Dorigo
    Airline Bag Charges Linked To More Flights Departing On Time
    Customers may grumble about having to pay fees for everything on an airplane, American airport security and a la carte pricing has certainly turned travel into a third world experience, but a new analysis has found that checked baggage fees have improved the biggest aspect of flying - getting to ...
    By News Staff
    The Seasonal Spike In Divorce Filings
    Associate sociology professor Julie Brines and doctoral candidate Brian Serafini claims there is quantitative evidence of a seasonal, biannual pattern of filings for divorce - determined by analyzing filings in Washington state between 2001 and 2015. Statistics show that they consistently peaked ...
    By News Staff
    Why 9/11 Terrorism Efforts Focused On Illegal Immigration
    America had an illegal alien problem long before the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, but with the border to Mexico so porous, homeland security quickly focused on heightening surveillance - and this racialized Latino immigrants, according to a sociology paper which used media accounts ...
    By News Staff
    New Physics from Regularities of the Many Standard Model Free Parameters Presented at ...  more »
    Edward Frenkel slams strong AI, evildoer Ray Kurzweil, and brain uploads in his YouTube “Outline...  more »
    What research looks like when it is and is not performed by scientistsFood safety laws and regulations...  more »
    I am truly sorry about certain things that I wrote. For example, I have previously written about...  more »
    Chad Orzel wrote a column on his blog last week about James Blachowicz’s opinion piece in...  more »